The tradition of smoking Cigars was probably first used by the ancient Maya people, who lived in Mexico in the states of Veracruz, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán and Chiapas. They introduced it to the Native North Americans who then believed it had medicinal properties and used it in their ceremonies.
San Andrés Tuxtla, located near the gulf basin in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, is the home of Mexico finest Cigar tobacco and the center of Mexico Cigar export business. The Valley, colder because of its altitude is surrounded by hundreds of rivers and streams of fresh, cool water. A few volcanoes have given the soil the richness of high potassium, which nurtures tobacco.